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  • Development as Freedom
    Development as Freedom (English, Paperback) Amartya Sen

    This title is a synthesis of the thought of economist Amartya Sen, who views economic development as a means to extending freedoms rather than an end in itself. By widening his outlook to include poverty, tyranny, lack of opportunity, individual rights, and political structures, Professor Sen provides a useful overview of the development process.

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  • The New Poverty
    The New Poverty (English, Paperback) Stephen Armstrong

    We are living in an age with unprecedented levels of poverty. Who are the new poor? And what can we do about it?

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  • Poor Economics
    Poor Economics (English, Paperback) Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo

    Why would a man in Morocco who doesn't have enough to eat buy a television? Why do the poorest people in India spend 7 percent of their food budget on sugar? This book overturns the myths about what it is like to live on very little, revealing the unexpected decisions that millions of people make every day.

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  • All That Is Solid
    All That Is Solid (English, Paperback) Danny Dorling

    Looks at the UK's dangerous relationship with housing - and how it's all going to come crashing down. In this book, this book argues that housing is the defining issue of our times.

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  • Life in a Victorian Workhouse
    Life in a Victorian Workhouse (English, Paperback) Peter Higginbotham

    The word workhouse has a grim resonance, conjuring up a vision of the darker side of Victorian Britain. This title examines how workhouses came into being, what life was like for men, women and children on the wrong side of the poverty line, and how social attitudes evolved through the momentous events of Victorian Britain into the 20th century.

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  • The End of Poverty
    The End of Poverty (Paperback) Jeffrey Sachs

    Jeffrey Sachs draws on his remarkable 25 years' experience to offer a thrilling and inspiring vision of the keys to economic success in the world today.

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  • Poverty in Scotland 2016
    Poverty in Scotland 2016 (Paperback) Child Poverty Action Group

    This latest edition in the now well-established Poverty in Scotland series provides an indispensable and authoritative overview of the poverty and anti-poverty policies that form the context for a newly elected Scottish Parliament set to enjoy significant new powers.

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  • The Blackest Streets
    The Blackest Streets (Paperback) Sarah Wise

    In 1887 Government inspectors were sent to investigate the Old Nichol, a notorious slum on the boundary of Bethnal Green parish, where almost 6,000 inhabitants were crammed into thirty or so streets of rotting dwellings and where the mortality rate ran at nearly twice that of the rest of Bethnal Green.

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  • Poverty, Gender and Life-Cycle under the English Poor Law, 1760-1834
    Poverty, Gender and Life-Cycle under the English Poor Law, 1760-1834 (English, Paperback) Samantha Williams

    university lecturer in local and regional history at the IExamination of welfare during the last years of the Poor Law, brin

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  • First World Hunger Revisited
    First World Hunger Revisited (English, Paperback) Graham Riches

    Is food aid the way of the future? What are the prospects for integrated public policies informed by the right to food? First World Hunger Revisited investigates the rise of food charity and corporately sponsored food banks as effective and sustainable responses to increasing hunger and food poverty in twelve rich 'food-secure' societies.

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  • Pathologies of Power
    Pathologies of Power (English, Paperback) Paul Farmer

    "Pathologies of Power" uses harrowing stories of life and death to argue thatthe promotion of social and economic rights of the poor is the most importanthuman rights struggle of our times.

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  • Hunger pains
    Hunger pains (English, Paperback) Kayleigh Garthwaite

    In the years since the UK Government embarked on its harsh austerity program, food poverty has become a major issue, and food banks have been forced into a major role in the lives of countless citizens. This book is built on hundreds of hours of interviews with the people who rely on food banks today, as well as with the volunteers who keep them running on tight budgets and in difficult...

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  • Poverty Safari
    Poverty Safari (Paperback) Darren McGarvey

    People from deprived communities all around Britain feel misunderstood...

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  • Prisoners of Freedom
    Prisoners of Freedom (English, Paperback) Harri Englund

    Investigates how ideas of freedom impede struggles against poverty and injustice in emerging democracies. Reaching beyond a narrow focus on the national elite, this book shows how foreign aid and human rights activism hamper the pursuit of democratic citizenship in Africa.

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  • Cultures of Charity
    Cultures of Charity (English, Hardback) Nicholas Terpstra

    Renaissance debates about politics and gender led to pioneering forms of poor relief, devised to help women get a start in life. These included orphanages for illegitimate children and forced labor in workhouses, but also women's shelters and early forms of maternity benefits, unemployment insurance, food stamps, and credit union savings plans.

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  • Slumming It
    Slumming It (English, Paperback) Fabian Frenzel

    Looks at the growing phenomenon of 'slum tourism' and considers its limitations and potential in tackling inequality.

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  • Poverty and Inclusion in Early Years Education
    Poverty and Inclusion in Early Years Education (English, Paperback) Chris Collett, Mark Cronin

    Poverty and Inclusion in Early Years Education will help practitioners to understand the experiences of young children who are living in poverty. It examines the potentially devastating impact of poverty and social exclusion on children's chances in later life, and considers recent policy and practice reforms which have recognised the critical role played by early years settings and practitioners...

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  • London Labour and the London Poor
    London Labour and the London Poor (English, Paperback) Henry Mayhew

    This groundbreaking investigation into the lives of London's underclass was undertaken by Henry Mayhew in the 1850s. His interviews with street traders, beggars, and thieves results in a work as vivid as a Victorian novel. This new selection includes original illustrations and an illluminating introduction and notes.

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  • Good times, bad times
    Good times, bad times (English, Paperback) John Hills

    This revised edition uses extensive updated research and survey evidence to challenge the view of 'skivers versus strivers', showing how much our lives vary not just as we age, but from week-to-week and year-to-year.

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  • Slumming
    Slumming (English, Paperback) Seth Koven

    Paints a portrait of the practitioners of slumming and their world: who they were, why they went, what they claimed to have found, how it changed them, and how slumming, in turn, shaped both Victorian and twentieth-century understandings of poverty and social welfare, gender relations, and sexuality.

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